An established figure-head in Ibiza, Tulum and beyond, Argentinian-born Kintar will make a welcome return to Sudam Recordings this May. Collaborating with esteemed vocalist Jinadu, who’s featured alongside the likes of Black Coffee and Dixon in recent years, the Ascending Lights EP sees the pair team up for the very first time, marking a milestone occasion for both artists.
Kintar spoke on how the release came together: “I began this track during lockdown and I was emotional at the time, so I wanted to reflect those feelings in the tune. I sent it off to Jinadu, he came back with the idea for the lyrics and I loved it. It seems I managed to find the sound I was looking for: two versions, each of which represent my entire vibe. I can’t say the track has just one influence. There’s something of Depeche Mode and Dead Can Dance in there, as well as twenty-one years of being a music producer and a lifelong music fan.”
The title track begins proceedings, with the Golden Hour Mix manifesting as a slice of perfectly-crafted afro-house. Shimmering with an ethereal quality thanks to tribal-leaning drum solos and Jinadu’s transcendent vocal tones, the seven-minute cut retains a dancefloor-ready edge throughout, creating a lead single that feels innately emotive and danceable in one. Ascending Lights (7am Mix) arrives next. Spurred on by weighty percussion and a driving bassline underneath, we meander through states of strength and reflection as toughened kick-hat pairings live beside delicately balanced synths. Jinadu’s soothing lyrical contributions once again leave us in a place of starry-eyed contemplation, transporting us to a world of pensive musical bliss.
Written by: Alejandro Serrano
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